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Old 04-25-2016, 08:52 AM   #16
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http://www.noobslab.com/2015/11/macb...-pack-for.html
Zorin OS 10 for Ubuntu 15.04/15.10/derivatives
How to make Ubuntu Linux look like Mac OS X
for starters.

Good luck.
 
Old 05-02-2016, 12:12 PM   #17
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I'm a happy Elementary OS user, but if you don't want to erase your Mint install - and I don't blame you for sticking with something that works - then it's no help.

Elementary is based on an Ubuntu 14.04 core and they're some ways away from re-basing it on an Ubuntu 16.04 core. So the software isn't cutting edge. But I've run it for almost two years without any crashes.
 
Old 05-02-2016, 01:45 PM   #18
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Can't remember what I did, but I installed Pantheon in Mint. Later I saw where you can't do that (I did). Everything worked but it doesn't.

I installed so much stuff last night I could hardly keep track. Who knows what all I have now, I'm lost. I've installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, unhooked, hooked hard drives so many times in the past month, my eyes hurt, the contact strips on my HD's are wearing out (even my new one).

Chris.
I recommend either trying to undo the damage by following what frankbell suggested, or you could try to fix the installation by trying the suggestions I found here. I think though that the whole Pantheon thing is experimental, and likely should be avoided. But, since you've gone this far, it may be best to just keep going with the plunge, as at this point perhaps there's nothing left to lose. ETA: whatever you do, use the backup tool or at least save your important files to usb first before doing anything else. Good luck!

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Old 05-02-2016, 06:21 PM   #19
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You could try Macpup, link below at distrowatch.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=macpup
 
Old 05-02-2016, 06:35 PM   #20
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http://voyagerlive.org/

 
Old 05-03-2016, 01:09 AM   #21
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Looks good, but I can't read the writing.

I had a lot of problems with Mint. Reinstalled it twice in two weeks. Just got up and running again. Kind of scared to keep installing stuff.

Thanks for the replies.

Chris.
 
Old 05-03-2016, 04:46 AM   #22
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I found a Mac theme for either Cinnamon, Gnome, or XFCE, that looks pretty simple. It's not fabulous, but it looks okay. https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/553

ETA: I tried this myself on my XFCE Ubuntu box, and it sucks. Sure, it wasn't much effort, but even the small effort wasn't worth it in the end. So, don't bother with this one.

Last edited by mark_alfred; 05-03-2016 at 01:03 PM. Reason: tried it myself
 
Old 05-03-2016, 06:49 AM   #23
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Looks good, but I can't read the writing.

I had a lot of problems with Mint. Reinstalled it twice in two weeks. Just got up and running again. Kind of scared to keep installing stuff.
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You sound overwhelmed.
...deal with one issue at a time.
I agree.

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After using Linux for a while, I went to a friends house who uses Apple everything. I noticed that the file system had names similar to Linux.
What's "a while"? twice in two weeks? After a while, you can install twice in 20 minutes.

Here's my advice.
If you have a lot of problems with Mint, and it's not the OS, or components of your Computer System, stop installing 'stuff'.
until you either get some help, or experience.

Maybe Linux isn't for you?
You seem easily distracted by shiny stuff like Apple's dock.
 
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:24 AM   #24
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Big+billion !

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You seem easily distracted by shiny stuff like Apple's dock
 
Old 05-03-2016, 07:39 AM   #25
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mite i recommend using a live-usb to experiment with ?
 
Old 05-03-2016, 09:23 AM   #26
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Thanks for the link. The last one was 2011. To old for me. I guess I'll give up on the OS 10 look. I was hoping for one with as close to the same icons and desktop photos and everything. After thinking about it, it might not be allowed to be to close.

Chris.
Well, I would personally start with Ubuntu 16.04 and build from there. You can use anything you like, but I'll post the instructions for Unity.
You need to start with the Unity Tweak Tool. Download it and install it.
Next, you need to get some themes. I found a few you might be interested in, you'll probably end up using bits and pieces of each:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=147061
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=175749
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=175691
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=170649
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=170435
Then install Docky and configure it as shown here.
Set the Unity bar to the bottom and set it to auto-hide.
Code:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom
Then go to Settings/Appearance/Behavior/Auto-hide the Launcher ON. Then drag the slider to low.

Tell me how that goes!
 
Old 05-07-2016, 12:05 AM   #27
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I agree.

What's "a while"? twice in two weeks? After a while, you can install twice in 20 minutes.

Here's my advice.
If you have a lot of problems with Mint, and it's not the OS, or components of your Computer System, stop installing 'stuff'.
until you either get some help, or experience.

Maybe Linux isn't for you?
You seem easily distracted by shiny stuff like Apple's dock.
"a while" is I started in 1995 with Red Hat 9. I then switched to KNOPPX. When I was taking Computer Science, during my Linux 225 class, we used openSUSE. I tried puppy when it first came out because at the time I needed a small distro. When ubuntu came out, I was into KDE, so I skipped it and used Kubuntu.

I started using Linux Mint when it first came out. After a few versions, I got to watch the disrto I was using "take off" and get more popular. Because of personal reasons, and, I had to keep booting into windows to do things, I got away from it.

As the years went by, I still kind of checked in every once in a while. I got to see Mint keep climbing up the ladder to be the most popular. So, a few weeks a go, I came back and installed it. It ran really good out of the box. I did all kinds of stuff with it. I did more and more like Windows. However, I got to a point where I had to realize it's not windows. I think I did to much with it.

I would like to replace windows, but i can't. I have Windows programs I need, that are rated "gold" that "work" but don't. I have a TV tuner card that works in linux, but doesn't. I have wine that keeps not working, not to mention the programs, and video that is choppy and a slower internet connection (I get 98MBs up and 93MBs down in Windows).

I scrapped it and reinstalled it. So far, no problems other then a few freezes the last couple days.

One thing I forgot when I was answering before was, I'm using my desktop now. I was asking about the os 10 for my laptop. I want to install it on that.

Thank you for the suggestions.

Chris.
 
Old 05-07-2016, 12:13 AM   #28
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I found a Mac theme for either Cinnamon, Gnome, or XFCE, that looks pretty simple. It's not fabulous, but it looks okay. https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/553

ETA: I tried this myself on my XFCE Ubuntu box, and it sucks. Sure, it wasn't much effort, but even the small effort wasn't worth it in the end. So, don't bother with this one.
It looks good. Why does it suck?
 
Old 05-07-2016, 12:27 AM   #29
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Maybe Linux isn't for you?
You seem easily distracted by shiny stuff like Apple's dock.
It's not distracted, it attractive. Desktops are different in linux then windows. You can customize it more. I found one I liked, and wanted it. I posted on a forum to find the best one.

Never thought choosing a desktop you like in linux would be used as a negative.

Thank you for the replies.

Chris.
 
Old 05-07-2016, 08:50 AM   #30
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I am not the sharpest pencil in this cup of posts. But if I can do this on a eeepc <intel celeron 800hz with 512MB of ram) with Fluxbox on a Debian install. Without asking how to do it or having it handed to me.

I could have done the same thing on Ubuntu, Mint/Ubuntu, Salix Fluxbox 14, Slackel 14. The thing was. I just needed to read up a bit on editing a dock and commenting out startup files and enabling startup files.

Click on my profile if wondering what kind of geeky linux user I am.

Anyways.

For a prebuilt system just like you want and based on the latest Ubuntu 16.04LTS with kernel 4.4. Because I know you are not interested in building a system like I did from scratch.

https://extonlinux.wordpress.com/201...top-interface/

Your gear needs to be 64 bit capable <edit: I see it is> to run his custom spin. Happy Trailz, Rok

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